Power, Resistance, and Leadership

June 23-26, 2020
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College & Research Libraries is for people who work with rare books, manuscripts, and other types of special collections. We hope to see you at the 2020 conference!

Conference Core Values

The RBMS 2020 conference is committed to the following core values:

  • To create a supportive and challenging environment that
    • fosters respectful dialogue, reflection, and growth
    • empowers participants to voice their concerns and perspectives
    • encourages participants to learn from mistakes
  • To build consciousness around issues of power and to decenter privilege in all its forms.
  • To minimize the environmental impact of this conference and to reduce our profession’s contributions to the climate crisis.
  • To work toward a fully accessible conference.

All participants are expected to uphold the ALA Statement of Appropriate Conduct.